Re: Newbie questions: 1) Surrogates in WinXP? 2) Unicode in PostScript?

From: Mahesh T. Pai (
Date: Mon Apr 05 2004 - 00:36:07 EDT

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    Dan Smith said on Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 03:04:22PM -0500,:

    > 1) The documentation we've found for Unicode support in Windows seems vague on
    > how Unicode is implemented. A good deal of it seems to imply that a character
    > is always represented by exactly two bytes, no more, no less, under all
    > conditions. And the specific term UTF-16 doesn't seem to be employed. Precisely
    > what Unicode encoding is employed by Windows (specifically Win2K, Windows
    > Server 2003, and WinXP)? Is it, in fact, UTF-16, including the use of surrogate
    > pairs? Or is it something older, or a subset, or some Microsoft variation,
    > restricted to 65,536 characters?

    Should'nt this be asked on one of Microsoft's forums??

    I am interested in the answers, though.

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